Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that the body needs to maintain optimal health, but research shows that anywhere between 40-85% of Americans are vitamin D deficient.
People normally get this vitamin from sunlight, but this becomes more difficult during the winter months as people tend to spend more time indoors. The sun is also much lower in the sky during the winter, which means less time to generate vitamin D from sunlight.
Vitamin D is not readily available in most food sources, which is why many people don’t get enough of it. But don’t fret, you can easily receive your daily dose of vitamin D with Chief Originals® Vitamin D3 5000 IU (125 mcg) capsules, the world’s first glyphosate-tested vitamin D3 capsules derived from a renewable, natural source. Our vitamin D3 capsules are non-GMO and have been lab tested for heavy metals, microbiology and glyphosate. They contain no gluten, allergens, magnesium stearate, preservatives or other additives.
What is vitamin D and how does it benefit the body?
Vitamin D is a unique fat-soluble vitamin that does not act like most other vitamins, but instead acts more like a natural hormone. It’s often called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s naturally produced by the cholesterol in your skin cells when exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. These UVB rays interact with the cholesterol to provide energy for vitamin D synthesis.
Vitamin D plays a vital role in keeping your body strong and healthy. Some of the many health benefits it provides include supporting healthy bone, brain, and immune system functions; maintaining healthy, glowing skin; and uplifting your mood.
There are two types of vitamin D: D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D3 is generally regarded as superior to vitamin D2 because it is the form that most closely resembles the one your body naturally produces.
Health benefits of vitamin D**
Supports healthy bones
Vitamin D supports your body’s healthy absorption of calcium and phosphorus, minerals that are necessary for the growth and development of strong bones and teeth.
Maintains a healthy
Vitamin D is well-known
to support a healthy immune system.
A study in the journal Circulation suggests that normal levels of vitamin D are key to maintaining the functions of a healthy cardiovascular system.
Studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and elsewhere suggest that adequate levels of vitamin D may be linked to optimal cognitive functioning in a normal, healthy brain.
Supports a healthy
A study in the journal Respirology suggests that vitamin D is associated with normal, healthy lung and respiratory functions.
Vitamin D is converted into calcitriol in your kidneys, allowing it to support their normal functions, as well as promote your overall health.
Supports the growth
of healthy skin
Healthy levels of vitamin D can help reduce the appearance of aging. Calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, supports healthy, glowing skin.
blood sugar levels
Consuming the recommended daily intake of vitamin D3 helps your body maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range.
Vitamin D3 has a tremendous effect on supporting a positive mood.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any diseases.
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Chief Originals® Vitamin D3 veg capsules are made with high-quality vitamin D3 derived from sheep’s wool. This makes our capsules a renewable, source of vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3, which you can get from food, dietary supplements, or through sun exposure, is more useful to the human body than vitamin D2.
Studies comparing vitamins D2 and D3 have suggested that:
Chief Originals® Vitamin D3?
The Chief Originals® Vitamin D3 (5000 IU) veg capsules have been fully lab tested for heavy metals, microbiology and glyphosate. They contain no gluten, allergens, magnesium stearate, preservatives or additives. Here at the Health Ranger Store, we ensure that our D3 capsules are non-GMO, non-China and do not contain fillers of any kind.
Vitamin D3 is 87% more usable by the human body
The human body is able to store 2-3x more vitamin D3 than Vitamin D2
Vitamin D3 can be converted into its active, usable form 500x faster than Vitamin D2
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How much vitamin D do you need?
The amount of vitamin D you need each day depends on your age. Generally, the older you get, the more vitamin D you will need. These are the current recommended amounts, in international units (IU):
Adults to age 70
600 IU (15 mcg)
Adults over 70
800 IU (20 mcg)
People at high risk of vitamin D deficiency may need more.
Check with your healthcare provider about how much you need.
Signs of vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency is frequently caused by several risk factors, such as spending less time outdoors, wearing long-sleeved clothing, using sunscreen, living in areas with little sunlight, and having a darker skin tone. Skin that has more melanin tends to block UVB rays, which facilitate the production of vitamin D in the skin. This is why people with darker skin pigmentation are at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D deficiency can manifest itself in many ways, most notably:
Suffering from chronic
bone and back pain
Vitamin D supports healthy bones by assisting with your body’s natural absorption of calcium. Signs of vitamin D deficiency may include lower back pain, but check with your naturopathic physician for a full diagnosis.
Frequently fatigued and tired
Low levels of vitamin D may suppress your energy levels and leave you with feelings of fatigue and exhaustion.
Studies have shown that people with low levels of vitamin D are often at a much higher risk of feeling depressed.
Getting sick often
Vitamin D plays an important role in supporting a healthy immune system. Without enough vitamin D in the body, your immune system may not be able to function at its best.
Unusually slow healing of
minor cuts and wounds
Vitamin D is important for the maintenance of the body’s natural healing processes. Impaired wound healing may be a sign of vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is present in nerve cells called nociceptors that sense pain. Vitamin D deficiency can result in the nociceptors sending your body more pain signals.
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